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adamantine

Line breaks: ad¦am¦ant|ine
Pronunciation: /ˌadəˈmantʌɪn
 
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Definition of adamantine in English:

adjective

literary
Unable to be broken: adamantine chains figurative her adamantine will
More example sentences
  • Here is Prometheus, the rebel: nail him to the rock; secure him on this towering summit fast in the unyielding grip of adamantine chains.
  • They need hope - a kind of unflappable, adamantine hope.
  • I am possessed, as much as the next man, of that stiff upper lip, steely resolve and adamantine backbone which make us British positively megalithic in the face of danger.

Words that rhyme with adamantine

Byzantine, elephantine

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